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Reviews of Red Inn Penang

Guesthouse | 55, Love Lane, Penang, Malaysia 10200

80.7% Overall Rating

23 out of 28 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/01/2014)

Vitaliy Shuptar thinks…

"Very special atmosphere. It is my favourite place in Georgetown. Sometimes I think, that I go to Penang only to stay in Red Inn on Love Lane. Great location, friendly and helpful staff, good…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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80.7%

Overall Rating

23 out of 28 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Red Inn Penang'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
88.0%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
87.2%
Value
81.6%
Safety
80.8%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Chen Yoong Wan

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 August 2014 Chen Yoong would recommend this property

Liked: vintage style building

Disliked: the blanket is too small and too thin

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, interesting interior

Disliked: Bit stingey with breakfast

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable and convenient

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vitaliy Shuptar

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2014 Vitaliy would recommend this property

Liked: Very special atmosphere. It is my favourite place in Georgetown. Sometimes I think, that I go to Penang only to stay in Red Inn on Love Lane. Great location, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfasts, romantic evenings.

Disliked: Vitaliy left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Pavel Sheliastovich

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2014

Liked: location

Disliked: showers

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Froukje Doodkorte

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 November 2013 Froukje would recommend this property

Liked: It's an old characteristic building, with all modern facilities. Dorms with bunk beds with some extra privacy by the use of enclosures at the beds wher you have your own bed light.

Disliked: Wifi isn't at its best inside. Rooms (I slept on a 4 bed dorm) can be a little bit small when fully booked.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

John Watts

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2013

Liked: Not much

Disliked: Provisionally booked an extra night on top of a 2 night stay before arriving and paid for it on arrival. The next day I asked if it was ok to cancel (36hrs notice) and they refused.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nathorn Khajornprai

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2013 Nathorn would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Nathorn left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Jiayuan Lian

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2013 Jiayuan would recommend this property

Liked: Red Inn is located in the middle of Georgetown, and one street away from Chulia Street, which offers hawker food at night. You could also check out cool coffee places such as Mugshots, and some other cafes on Muntri Street. The Filipino lady (Lee) at the counter is the most helpful, and the housekeeping staff as well! I was saying in the 4-room domintory with some girls. Each bed came with a night-light and electric point, and a storage space for your bags (No key for that, though). I kept missing the allocated time for the breakfast, though (8:30 am - 10:00 am), but managed to finally eat it on my last night here. They served a hearty breakfast of eggs and bread, and free-flow of tea / coffee. I generally liked the vibe which Red Inn gave: people were friendly, from the staff to the guests staying there.

Disliked: The property looks a little run-down on the inside.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property is located in a very safe and secured place, the hotel is well maintaned and everything is organized and modern.

Disliked: I can't think of anything that I dislike. Evertyhing is perfect.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice and helpfull staff and very good location! Aircon was very good.

Disliked: no lockers

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great brealfast, convenient hall, friendly staff. Great atmosphere after all.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are nice, and there is a lounge area which is very comfortable. The breakfast is great! Freshly made immediately after your request.

Disliked: They request us for key deposit. Also, there is only one computer for public use and its very open to everyone.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sin Leong Chew

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

03 February 2013 Sin Leong would recommend this property

Liked: I like this very much because we want to learn from mistake and make it better. :)

Disliked: Sin Leong left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

BROUAZIN ANAIS

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2012 BROUAZIN would recommend this property

Liked: the lady very nice and helpfull

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff absolutely awesome- loved our stay here

Disliked: a little noisy at times due to bar next door

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

RAJESWAR NARAYANASWAMI

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2012 RAJESWAR would recommend this property

Liked: onlythe receptionsist who was a phlipino was helpful no room serviceat all . a sr person ihv to climb the stair way with much difficulty. in the night of 27th the neibur room china guys were making lot of noise till mid nite on 28th may till 3 30 am ans so could not sleep properly. the pathways r much cramped . any how its ok rajesh s india chennai city

Disliked: pl see above

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Christine Goody

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 May 2012

Liked: It had a nice communal area.

Disliked: The rooms were filthy as were the toilets and showers. also our room was right above the communal area so you could hear the tv and computer games all night.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Free breakfast, towel, water, tea/coffee, wifi. Staff were nice. Could have offered more info/help. Lovely old building. Rooms clean, a little 'old'.

Disliked: If you are a light sleeper, this isnt ideal. Walls very thin, can hear everything from the bar next door to the people walking around upstairs. Earplugs or ipod helps drown out the noise!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Architecturally interesting building and super friendly staff.

Disliked: toilet and shower combined makes for a wet floor

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

michael peters

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2012

Liked: meeting new and exciting travellers only.

Disliked: After inital check in they did try to find dbl room/ensuite at their other places. no luck for 6 night stay. Lyn was very apologetic. Room 4 ground floor. small room, no window. very high ceilings(as per era) l bright lightglobe. due to upstairs room being bunk beds. when person getting down from bed, they jump onto the wooden floor... sounds like they are about to crash through the ceiling. also at the end of passage is the shower/toilet and staff kitchen. not pleasant to awake from staff greeting each other so early in the morning. not a very nice way to start a 6 day stay. approached staff to inform them of our displeasure about the room and the noise. relocated to 3 bunk room facing out onto street. paper thin wall next door. upstairs shower had 5 wall shower but it was only cold water with the overhead one providing hot/cold water. shower themselver were never in my honest opinion very clean. ie. place to keep shampoo never cleaned entire time l was using same shower. and hair around the drain hole would amass. having stayed in many hostel around the world. l would hardly rec. this place to stay. Lyn Staff member excellent in her work and personally is wasted at this place. same breakfast each day. only no drinks to a have with them unless you drink coffee.(l dont) and you have to buy the juice. no the best welcome for a world hertiage site. you pay for what you get. It could have a been a much better stay. having had the pleasure of staying at a place in Kota Kinabalu for the last 7 trips(Lavender Lodge)I book with the owner direct) they could learn so much re the above. from staff assistance in promoting their Penang, eating places and cleaniness. on Departure l spoke to staff member but told her would not come back and not rec. to others after she attempted to ask when l would return and would l stay again there.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sophie Leigh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2012 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: nice common room! Bed was comfortable and there was working air con! Brilliant!

Disliked: Sophie left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff was very friendly and helpful. stayed longer than we first had planned. facilities are awesome, clean, fantastic showers. all rooms with aircon. some stuff for sightseeing just around the corner. would always come back!

Disliked: had no lockers, but could've left stuff like passports at the reception.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jørgen Knudsen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2012 Jørgen would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: There were no window in the room !

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: -


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